Friday Notes

July 25, 2014

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

Upcoming Meetings and Events

·  Friday, July 25, 2014 Education Committee Meeting

·  Friday, August 1, 2014 Billing for Annual Fees and Tuition

·  Friday, August 1, 2014 Annual Meeting

·  Friday, August 22, 2014 Prospective Candidate Meet & Greet

7pm Blue Mesa/Northwest Highway

·  Monday, September 1, 2014 DPC Year Begins – New Committee

Chairs Begin

·  Monday, September 1, 2014 Due Date for Fees and Tuition

·  Saturday, September 13, 20-14 Listening Like a Writer/Fred Griffin

·  January 13 – 18, 2015 APsaA Annual Meeting/NYC

Event Information


The Embodied Experience of Analytic Listening

Fred L. Griffin, MD

Saturday, September 13, 2014

9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

This is a mini-workshop intended to expand sensibility in psychoanalytic listening. It is adapted from a ten-session seminar in which participants did a close reading of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse coupled with the presentation of analytic case material.

Following a presentation in which Dr. Griffin will provide a conceptual framework for the use of imaginative literature to teach analytic listening, the participants will be presented with selected excerpts from To the Lighthouse, to which they will do a piece of free writing about a clinical experience that comes to mind. Several participants may then choose to read aloud what they have written for purposes of group discussion.

The full listing of DPC programs, for 2014-2015, will be available next week. Details will be provided in Friday Notes and on the website (which is currently being revised).

Address Changes

Please note that Marc Litle’s email address is now:

Election Results

The July election results have been tabulated. Congratulations to the following individuals. We look forward to their leadership and are grateful for their willingness to serve.

Fred Griffin Education Chair (elected by the Education Committee)

Steve Scherffius Education Committee Member (elected by the Membership)

Victoria Coburn Education Outreach Chair (elected by the Membership)

Joan Berger Nominating Chair


·  New York Times article about donation to psychiatric research

·  Free Family Counseling Program - Family Tree Program under Richland Oaks Counseling Center, which is a training facility directed by DSPP member, Dr. Michael Leach. This is a state funded program that offers short-term family therapy in Denton and Dallas counties. I serve this program in two areas, Uptown Dallas and south Richardson.

To be eligible you must have

-  a child that is between 0 to 17 years old

-  no open CPS cases or anadjudicatedyouth

For addition information see my website:

Lorie A. Ammon, M.A., LPC Intern

If you would like to submit anything (articles, calendar items, quotes, book/movie recommendations…) for inclusion in the Friday Notes, please forward to: